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Dec 08, 2014 | 02:01 PM CST

Glycated Sugar: Why It Kills Skin and What to Do About It

Glycated Sugar: Why It Kills Skin and What to Do About It
By: Annette Tobia, PhD

To be direct: Sugar kills skin. It can turn an ivory-­smooth complexion into a lunar surface of wrinkled, crépey, irritated skin. And this can happen quickly.

Nov 02, 2014 | 05:47 PM CST

Comedogenicity—A Complicated Conversation

Comedogenicity—A Complicated Conversation
By: Michelle Calvarese, PhD

Clients and skin care professionals alike search through ingredient labels looking for terms such as “noncomedogenic” or “nonclogging,” but what does this term really mean and does it have validity?

Nov 02, 2014 | 04:48 PM CST

Are Exotic Oils the Next Little Black Dress?

Are Exotic Oils the Next Little Black Dress?
By: Rhonda Allison

The natural molecular composition of exotic oils enables them to be easily absorbed by the skin, delivering potent antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits from various plants, fruits, vegetables and fats.

Oct 06, 2014 | 10:21 AM CDT

Vitamin D Found to Improve Winter-related Atopic Dermatitis

Vitamin D Found to Improve Winter-related Atopic Dermatitis

A study conducted in more than 100 Mongolian schoolchildren found that daily treatment with a vitamin D supplement significantly reduced the symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis, a type of eczema.

Sep 24, 2014 | 10:44 AM CDT

FDA Approves New Psoriasis Drug

FDA Approves New Psoriasis Drug

Otezla offers an important new treatment option for patients whose symptoms are not adequately improving with their current treatments.

Aug 28, 2014 | 12:07 PM CDT

Botox Injections Could Be Key to Cutting Cancer Growth

Botox Injections Could Be Key to Cutting Cancer Growth

Botox injections may help battle cancer, according to data from medical trials published in Science Translational Medicine.

Aug 21, 2014 | 11:20 AM CDT

Scientists Report Sunscreen Ingredients Toxic to Ocean Inhabitants

Scientists Report Sunscreen Ingredients Toxic to Ocean Inhabitants

When certain sunscreen ingredients wash off skin and into the sea, they can become toxic to some of the ocean's tiniest inhabitants, which are the main course for many other marine animals.

Jul 31, 2014 | 04:09 PM CDT

12 Silicone Myths Exploded

12 Silicone Myths Exploded
By: Rebecca Gadberry

Silicones are among the latest ingredients clients love to hate. Discover some facts and basic chemistry to clear up the mythology now being spun about this ingredient.

Jul 31, 2014 | 03:55 PM CDT

Source of Innovation: The Story of Ingredients

Source of Innovation: The Story of Ingredients
By: Sara Mason

Beauty ingredient suppliers are constantly working on innovative ingredient options, seeking out inspiration from many different sources.